Patents by Inventor Masaya Yamamoto

Masaya Yamamoto has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220253806
    Abstract: A cable connection work support system comprises a terminal that takes an image of an end of a cable to be connected and an image of a target apparatus, and a management server that performs individual product identification on the basis of the surface pattern of the cable end photographed by the terminal and transmits work support information based on the result of the individual product identification to the terminal on the basis of predesigned cable connection design information and the image captured by the apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 11, 2022
    Applicant: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Masaya YAMAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20220237321
    Abstract: An information management device includes: an obtainer that obtains first company information and personal information from a first company, the first company information relating to a first product or service of the first company, the personal information relating to a user who has purchased the first product or who has been provided with the service; a company information storage that stores the first company information obtained; a personal information storage that stores the personal information obtained; an integrator that integrates the company information and the personal information based on a purchase record or a use record to generate integrated information, the purchase record indicating that the user has purchased the first product, the use record indicating that the user has used the service; and a manager that manages an output of the integrated information based on restriction information for restricting an output destination of the integrated information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Publication date: July 28, 2022
    Inventors: Masayuki KOZUKA, Kohsuke YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Junya SUZUKI, Hiroki URABE
  • Publication number: 20220217441
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: obtaining, from each of one or more reproduction devices that have reproduced a content contained in a broadcast program, first information indicating a reproduction history of the content reproduced; obtaining second information indicating a display history of a web page displayed by each of one or more display devices; calculating an index indicating a relation between reproduction of the content by a first reproduction device among the one or more reproduction devices and display of the web page by a first display device that has a relation to the first reproduction device among the one or more display devices, based on the first information and the second information which are obtained; and outputting the index calculated in the calculating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: July 7, 2022
    Inventors: Masaya YAMAMOTO, Kotaro TANAKA, Masashi HITOTSUYA, Mitsuki YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20220197895
    Abstract: An information management system includes: an attribute information DB that stores attribute information of a user as user information; a data obtainer that obtains, from at least one home appliance used by the user, first device data including an operating status of the at least one home appliance; and an updater that updates the user information stored in the attribute information DB, using first attribute information that is based on the first device data obtained. The updater compares the first attribute information and second attribute information stored in the attribute information DB as the user information to determine whether a difference is present between the first attribute information and the second attribute information, and updates the user information with the first attribute information when determining that the difference is present, and does not update the user information when determining that no difference is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Publication date: June 23, 2022
    Inventors: Mitsuki YAMADA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Kotaro TANAKA, Masashi HITOTSUYA
  • Publication number: 20220125462
    Abstract: An ultrasonic surgical instrument assembly including an irrigation sleeve assembly defining a lumen and an ultrasonic tip at least partially disposed within the lumen of the irrigation sleeve. The irrigation sleeve assembly may comprise a hub and an irrigation sleeve coupled to the hub. The irrigation sleeve may comprise an inner sheath and an outer sheath, both extending distally from the hub. The outer sheath may surround at least a portion of the inner sheath to define an irrigation passageway between the outer sheath and the inner sheath configured to deliver irrigation fluid to the surgical site. The distal end of the inner sheath may extend beyond the distal end of the outer sheath. Each of the inner and the outer sheath may be coupled to the hub by an annular sealing member configured to create fluid-tight seal between the hub and the respective inner and outer sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Publication date: April 28, 2022
    Applicant: Stryker European Operations Limited
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Guillaume Gras, Hidefumi Ota
  • Patent number: 11252237
    Abstract: A device management system includes: a server; base stations for long-distance wireless communication; and a device that communicatively connect to one of the base stations and that each sequentially transmit, to the server via the one base station, operation information indicating the current operation state of the device. Upon sequentially receiving the operation information, each of the base stations sequentially transmits, to the server, unique information unique to the base station together with the sequentially received operation information. The server sequentially receives, and sequentially stores in association with each other, the operation information and the unique information. When first and second unique information received at first and second times, respectively, are different, the server separately manages first operation information received in a first period ending at the first time and second operation information received in a second period starting at the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuki Yamada, Masayuki Kozuka, Kunio Gobara, Shinya Nakai, Masaya Yamamoto, Tomoki Ogawa, Junya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11212270
    Abstract: An intermediation method used in an intermediation system that includes an intermediation device determining a permission for application services requiring user authentication on a network, where in response to a user request, a first account used for a first service and a second account used for a second service, and a registration request for using the linking service linking the first application service and the second application service are associated with each other, when the two accounts are valid, as accounts usable in a linking service, an association between the first and second services is stored in the intermediation device, and when the user makes a request to use the linked services, that use is controlled by a query to the intermediation device regarding whether the account is associated as able to use the linking service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Yamaguchi, Masaya Yamamoto, Natsume Matsuzaki, Masayuki Kozuka
  • Patent number: 11212133
    Abstract: A device management system includes: a server communicatively connected to a network; a base station for long-distance wireless communication that is communicatively connected to the network; and a device that is communicatively connected to the base station and transmits, to the server via the base station, state information indicating a state of the device. The server receives the state information from the device, generates notification information in accordance with the received state information, and transmits the generated notification information to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Suzuki, Shinya Nakai, Mitsuki Yamada, Masayuki Kozuka, Kunio Gobara, Masaya Yamamoto, Tomoki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20210383450
    Abstract: An information processing method includes: obtaining location information indicating an installation location of an appliance, and user information indicating a first user linked to the installation location; obtaining log information indicating an operation performed by the appliance, and receiver information indicating a second user that receives presentation information; determining, when detecting a change in a state of the first user by reference to the log information and determining that the first user does not match the second user, the presentation information to be presented to the second user in accordance with the change in the state; and outputting the presentation information determined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Publication date: December 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kotaro TANAKA, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Masashi HITOTSUYA, Mitsuki YAMADA
  • Patent number: 11153466
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-dependent change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-dependent change in the maximum luminance of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11146737
    Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor; a display; and a metadata processor that generates first dynamic metadata that indicates a maximum luminance that is constant over a plurality of time intervals by using static metadata. The video display system switches between: a first operation of (i) generating the first dynamic metadata by using the static metadata, performed by the metadata processor and (ii) performing the tone mapping process by using the first dynamic metadata, performed by the tone mapping processor; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals, performed by the tone mapping processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20210287516
    Abstract: An information presentation method includes: sequentially obtaining, from a first appliance, appliance data including an operation status of the first appliance; receiving, from a second appliance different from the first appliance, notification of an opportunity of presenting information by the second appliance; determining, after receiving the notification in the receiving, whether to present the information by the second appliance, based on the appliance data obtained in the sequentially obtaining; and instructing the second appliance to present the information when determining to present the information by the second appliance in the determining, and prohibiting the second appliance from presenting the information when determining not to present the information by the second appliance in the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Inventors: Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA, Kunio GOBARA, Atsushi TANAKA, Masashi HlTOTSUYA, Makoto YOSHlNO
  • Publication number: 20210203726
    Abstract: A device management system includes: a server; base stations for long-distance wireless communication; and a device that communicatively connect to one of the base stations and that each sequentially transmit, to the server via the one base station, operation information indicating the current operation state of the device. Upon sequentially receiving the operation information, each of the base stations sequentially transmits, to the server, unique information unique to the base station together with the sequentially received operation information. The server sequentially receives, and sequentially stores in association with each other, the operation information and the unique information. When first and second unique information received at first and second times, respectively, are different, the server separately manages first operation information received in a first period ending at the first time and second operation information received in a second period starting at the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuki YAMADA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Shinya NAKAI, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA, Junya SUZUKI
  • Patent number: 11049225
    Abstract: A video processing system includes: an acquirer that acquires video data including a main video; a format acquirer that acquires a display format that indicates a luminance dynamic range format displayable by a video display apparatus; a generator that generates first characteristics information that indicates first dynamic luminance characteristics that correspond to the display format by using the video data when a luminance dynamic range format of the main video indicated by the video data is different from the display format, the first dynamic luminance characteristics being dynamic luminance characteristics indicating a time-dependent change in luminance characteristics of the main video; and a video transmitter that outputs the first characteristics information generated by the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Takeshi Hirota, Hiroshi Yahata, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11039045
    Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-depend change in the maximum luminance of the video. When the tone mapping process used is switched from the second tone mapping process to the first tone mapping process, the conversion characteristics used is changed gradually or stepwise from the constant conversion characteristics to dynamically changing conversion characteristics over a plurality of frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 11032448
    Abstract: A video display system includes: a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of a video by using conversion characteristics according to a maximum luminance of the video; and a display that displays the video that has undergone the tone mapping process. The tone mapping processor switches between a first tone mapping process of dynamically changing the conversion characteristics according to a time-dependent change in the maximum luminance of the video and a second tone mapping process that is performed using constant conversion characteristics irrespective of the time-dependent change in the maximum luminance of the video.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10992877
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a tone mapping processor that converts, by using dynamic metadata indicating a maximum luminance of a video in each of a plurality of time intervals included in a predetermined period, a luminance of the video in each time interval based on conversion characteristics according to the maximum luminance of the video in the time interval; and a display. The tone mapping processor switches between: a first operation of performing the tone mapping process by using first dynamic metadata that indicates the maximum luminance that is constant over the plurality of time intervals, the first dynamic metadata being generated by using static metadata that indicates a maximum luminance of the video in the predetermined period; and a second operation of performing the tone mapping process by using second dynamic metadata in which the maximum luminance varies over the plurality of time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Yamamoto, Masayuki Kozuka, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Hiroshi Yahata, Takeshi Hirota, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Patent number: 10984454
    Abstract: To provide an advertisement distribution method of determining a distribution destination of an advertisement of a product that has a low direct relevance to execution pieces of information collected from home appliances. The advertisement distribution method includes: a collecting step of collecting, from each of one or more of home appliances owned by each of users, one or more pieces of execution information each indicating a function that has been executed by the home appliance; a detecting step of, with respect to each user, detecting an unused function that has not been used in each home appliance by analyzing the collected pieces of execution information and functions of the home appliance; and a transmitting step of extracting a user who is expected to purchase a product based on a detection result, and transmitting an advertisement to one or more of the home appliances owned by the extracted user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Yuichi Futa, Takahiro Yamaguchi, Motoji Ohmori, Natsume Matsuzaki, Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10984510
    Abstract: A video display apparatus includes: a video receiver that acquires video data including a main video; a generator that generates first characteristics information that indicates first dynamic luminance characteristics by using the video data when a luminance dynamic range format of the main video indicated by the video data is different from a display format that indicates a luminance dynamic range format displayable by the video display apparatus, the first dynamic luminance characteristics being dynamic luminance characteristics indicating a time-dependent change in luminance characteristics of the main video and correspond to the display format; a tone mapping processor that performs a tone mapping process of converting a luminance of the main video based on conversion characteristics according to the first dynamic luminance characteristics indicated by the first characteristics information generated by the generator; and a display that displays the main video that has undergone the tone mapping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kozuka, Masaya Yamamoto, Toshiroh Nishio, Kazuhiko Kouno, Yoshiichiro Kashiwagi, Takeshi Hirota, Hiroshi Yahata, Yoshihiro Mori
  • Publication number: 20210014314
    Abstract: A device management system includes: a server; base stations for long-distance wireless communication; and a device that communicatively connect to one of the base stations and that each sequentially transmit, to the server via the one base station, operation information indicating the current operation state of the device. Upon sequentially receiving the operation information, each of the base stations sequentially transmits, to the server, unique information unique to the base station together with the sequentially received operation information. The server sequentially receives, and sequentially stores in association with each other, the operation information and the unique information. When first and second unique information received at first and second times, respectively, are different, the server separately manages first operation information received in a first period ending at the first time and second operation information received in a second period starting at the second time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Publication date: January 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsuki YAMADA, Masayuki KOZUKA, Kunio GOBARA, Shinya NAKAI, Masaya YAMAMOTO, Tomoki OGAWA, Junya SUZUKI